Harddrive Firmware

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Maclver, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Maclver macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2008
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    I was researching SSD Hard drives and noticed that they receive firmware updates... So since they have them, do regular harddrives also have firmware updates? If so how do I find out if my Macbook Pro hard drive needs one
  2. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    There's rarely a need to update it. Unless there is a serious problem, hard drive firmware does not get updated. Just google you drive and the word firmware. If nothing comes up, you're most likely OK.
  3. SMC1991 macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2009
    Even if there are, in most cases it's to fix an incompatibility with one specific controller or mainboard. The rule is generally not to bother updating firmware on an HDD unless you have a problem. If it's all Apple shipped, they'd likely push it through software update if there were a problem.
  4. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    You would only ever want to update your HD firmware if there was issues with your drive. Essentially it would be time for a new drive.

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